Music journalism, marketing, travel and a teacher. Norway and the UK

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Music journalism and relationship marketing manager in London for the Telegraph Media Group. Music teacher in Oldham.

Sub-editor in Oslo, Norway; marketing analytics manager and digital marketing specialist in London, visitor experience manager in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, and collections management assistant in the UK. This last job offer has a deadline – Sunday July 17.

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Wednesday July 13, 2011

Byking in Norway

A guy, Knut, and an Oslo trip. Please watch this video and… isn’t it dangerous. By the way, Oslo seems very interesting. And here other videos.

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Blog. Why signing up to my blog? To read someting else about music and cinema. Please see the right side of this page.

And why following my tweets, becoming a friend of mine on Facebook and so on? Simply to chat with me or interact. My profiles in PlurkI Like, Bebo, Friendfeed, Twitter and Facebook. And do you listen to BBC Asian Network (videos) or 6 Music (videos)?

No sound for Asian Britain? Save the BBC Asian Network and 6 Music! Some months ago from a blog and a deejay:

Trust has received 1000 complaints to keep Asian Network open. This is ridiculous. The station is key to the Asian music scene.  Seems apathy has reared it’s ugly head in regards to Save BBC Asian Network. Come on everyone, we can do better than 1000 complaints. EMAIL NOW to Save BBC Asian Network. Just be honest. Keep it simple or state your reasons for not closing it down.

A playlist of mine about food.

Music. A playlist of mine with Your Love Is King by Sade, Russian Roulette by Rihanna and the Foreigner’s I Want To Know What Love Is interpreted by Mariah Carey.

A playlist of mine with songs by Lily Allen and Amy Macdonald.

Opera, an European browser, and Mozilla, Linux and Apple

Spreadthesign, the sign language dictionary. European Commission – Education & Training

Vanilla icecream, Vanilla Toffee Crunch and Chunky Monkey

Vanilla Bean, Strawberries & Cream, Double Chocolate, Mango & Passion Fruit Madness, Lemon Meringue, Cappuccino and Sticky Toffee Fudge

Mango & Banana Smoothie, Banana & Strawberry Smoothie, Frozen Yogurt, Cappuccino and Chocolate Icecream

Saturday June 12, 2010


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Loredana Errore, Jessica Brando, Valerio Scanu, «Ballando con le stelle» e…


Loredana Errore, Jessica Brando e Valerio Scanu

Il mio profilo su un sito video, un secondo ed un terzo

Una foto delle Vibrazioni ai Giorni di un’emittente televisiva giovanile e musicale. Una foto di Simone Cristicchi alla stessa manifestazione.

Forse non conoscerete la cantante Susanna Wallumrød (vedere anche sotto), ma eccovi un testo sulla sua Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos. Magari può interessarvi oppure no…

Loredana Errore ed Agrigento. Un video.

La “seconda” Loredana Errore e «Top Of The Pops». Loredana Errore per la seconda volta a Top Of The Pops di Raidue. Commenti?

Grignani, Luca Marino e Jessica Brando. E, magari, vi scrivo degli altri cantanti ospiti (Gianluca Grignani, Karima Ammar, Luca Marino e Jessica Brando).

Le «news» su Emma Marrone e… Ma anche Emma Marrone, Le Vibrazioni, Robbie Williams e Florence And The Machine.

Karima Ammar e… Ed i Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Karima Ammar  e Gwen Stefani.

Scanu. Avete seguito Valerio Scanu dalla conduttrice radiofonica Zac parlare di Pupo ed altro? Magari trovate anche qualche altro intervento in radio – per esempio su Radio Italia – cliccando sulla categoria “scaniana” a destra.

Crema al cacao con nocciole ed anacardi, cioccolato fondente con nocciole o gianduia con nocciole intere oppure al latte con nocciole e nocciole intere

Un pomeriggio fitto di impegni, care “zie” di Valerio Scanu. Il vincitore di Sanremo e vostro amatissimo sarà a Top of the pops di Raidue, a Radio Italia e da Milly Carlucci, a Ballando con le stelle di Raiuno.

Mousse T. C’è ancora «Is It ‘Cos I’m Cool» di Mousse T nella classifica delle cinquanta canzoni di «50 Songs»? E seguirete il rock alle sei di sera, la musica “cittadina” di The FlowIl flusso – subito dopo e la musica delle discoteche a mezzanotte e mezza?

Ancora Mousse T ed «Is It ‘Cos I’m Cool». Questa canzone ed un’altra radio.

Cammarata e paesi vicini. C’è un’altra emittente – Radio Spazio Noi – anche nella zona di Cammarata e paesi vicini, oltre che in provincia di Palermo.

14.12.08 – L’Inghilterra e Susanna Wallumrød. Sentivo un programma di Bbc Radio3, Late Junction, e la prima composizione proposta era di tale Susanna con Bonnie Prince Billy tratta dall’album della prima, «Flower of Evil».

Il «Fiore del male» norvegese. Ho fatto una ricerca in rete ed il primo risultato era questo. Se vi può essere d’interesse….

Un browser europeoOpera – e Mozilla o i sistemi operativi di Linux ed Apple.

Spreadthesign, dizionario e linguaggio dei segni. Commissione europea – Istruzione e formazione

14 dicembre ‘08 – aggiornato 2 novembre ‘10

Risparmio energetico (forse)?

Food, music and travel. London, the Netherlands and Portugal


Transport and road safety in the EU, a page with a video. Eurofound and the first day of the Foundation Forum of this year.

XL Leisure. Eurofound, XL Leisure and the collapse of this package-holiday society after being “on the brink of insolvency for some time”. Holidaymakers, a meltdown and a demise, credit crunch and overheads. What do you think of tourists “stranded in airports across Europe”, the company’s assets “frozen”, “flights grounded” and debt “amassed”? But hope is maybe very important, let’s hope it. Last, but not least, the Observer and the evocation of the collapse of International Leisure Group.

Boards…. OHIM’s Boards of Appeal and the annual report of this year by this institution.

Latvia, tourism and OHIM.

Flying. The EPP-ED, European People’s Party, the Single European Sky scheme, the Transport Committee of the European Parliament and the MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu.

The EASA – please see below – and the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, a working arrangement.

12.09.09 Deadline postponed to Tuesday September 15 for an offer for SNEs at the ERA, in the field of cross acceptance… Please see below… And you may also apply for a post of analyst at the same institution if you are specialized on economic evaluation. Deadline is Friday, September 18, and here there is the grid.

30.06.09 Two deadlines extended from a day of June to July 3. Please see below…

16.06.09 – Boards of Appeal. Now we have reached June 19… You need 15 years of work experience – and 8 in the field of intellectual property – to have much more possibilities to be one of the three Chairpersons of the Boards of Appeal at OHIM in Alicante, Spain.

Besides, you would have more possibilities if you are an expert on trade marks and designs and advantages would be a university degree in law and thorough knowledge of English or German. Just to let you to know, the exact name of the institution is Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market… You may also apply by e-mail and these are the application form and the examples of required diplomas.

Six Members of the Boards of Appeal are also required with 15/5 years of professional experience and other similar criteria – please see above. Here there are the vacancy notice and the application form.

From Spain to another different country of Europe – Denmark with its capital, Copenhagen – where a selection for a Project Manager in the field  of Marine and Maritime Assessment is opened for workers who have preferably a university degree  in marine biology or oceanography and three years of work experience. Here’s the vacancy notice, but please pay attention to the deadline that is June 19 at midday, local time.

21.06.09 – Leading. Delayed to Wednesday June 24 the deadline to apply for two posts at the EASA in Cologne, Germany. At the European Aviation Safety Agency you might become Production Organisation Approval Team Leader or Production Organisation Approval Officer. You may also apply for the same institution for a post of Help Desk Assistant, after the deadline was postponed from June 5 to Friday June 19. Till Thursday June 18 you may also take part to the selection of an Economic Analysis Assistant and a Risk and Impact Assessment Expert.

An ALDE Hearing on aviation security measures. ALDE stands for “Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.

At that seminar several associations, societies and MEPs took part such as the Association of European Airlines (Nathalie Herbelles), Aeroporti Sistema del Garda (the General Director Claudio Boccardo), the European Travel Retail Council (its president Frank O’ Connel), the Directorate-General for Transports and Energy of the European Commission (Marjeta Jager) and the Lufthansa Security (its director Peter Andres). The present MEPs were Paolo Costa (former Italian MEP), Ignasi Guardans Cambò (Spanish MEP – his blog) and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Dutch MEP). The same video at Viddler.

From a language from East Europe to seconded national experts. The ERA, the European Railway Agency based in Valenciennes (France), would like to estabilish a reserve list for a post concerning the Cross acceptance sector with the deadline fixed for Wednesday, June 17. Here’s the vacancy notice, here the e-mail to send your application form and here the grid required. Please be careful because SNEs – seconded national experts – have to work for public administrations.

It will be everyday life if you speak the Estonian language and you are an interpreter. It won’t and it will be curious if you do not. The EU opened a competition for Estonian-Language Conference Interpreters with the deadline fixed for tomorrow, June 16, at midday (Brussels time). Here’s the link to apply, the general rules and a page of the Official Journal of the European Union.

The grade is in this case the so-called AD5, while there is also the grade AD7 for the Estonian-Language Conference Interpreters (here the link to apply, the general rules and the Official Journal).

12.06.09 Only a day before the last job offers. Until Monday, June, 15, you may apply though e-mail for a post and by traditional mail for five or six other posts.  In the first case you will send your application form to the Eurojust, based in Den Haag in the Netherlands, for a post of  Budget Coordinator.

In the other cases candidates are invited for the posts of  Digital Comunications Officer (here the vacancy notice, the application form both in pdf and in word, the application registration form and a guide), Head of Unit Legal Service (for this offer these are the vacancy notice, the application form both in pdf and in word, the application registration form and a guide), Web Engineer and Web Assistant (in this case the vacancy notice, the application form in pdf as well as in word, the application registration form and an eligibility criteria grid, available in pdf or in word).

Last, but not least, you can apply  to become an Helpdesk Officer (last time – and hoping I have not disturbed you – the vacancy notice, the application form both in pdf and in word formats,  the application registration form and an eligibility criteria grid, available for you in pdf or in word formats). All these selections concern the ECHA (European Chemical Agency), whose office is located in the capital of Finland, Helsinki.

11.06.09 Just a pause and now new offers for your career… The JRC from Ispra  calls for a grantholder expert on Detection of Outliers in Trade Data. The Joint Research Centre – an institute for the protection of citizens, based near Varese in Northern Italy – invites  to apply former students with university degrees in Statistics, econometrics or quantitative methods or doctoral degrees in Statistics with 5 years of work experience. The deadline for you is June 14 and the duration of the grant is 36 months.

From June 10 and 11 to June 12 (and deadline extended to July 3).. The CEPOL, the European Police College, located in Bramshill (Hampshire, United Kingdom), invites to apply for the posts of Internal Control Standards Coordinator and, with particular IT competence, ICT Officer

07.06.09 Just an update for the selection of a Scientific Officer for the Feed Additives Unit (please see below) whose deadline has been postponed to Tuesday, June 10. In the same day you may also apply for a post of Planning and Logistics Officer at the Frontex in Warsaw (Poland). In this case you have to have worked for ten years and there are other requirements. You have also to apply only by post…

The next day – Wednesday, June 11 – the Joint Research Centre of Ispra in Italy closes the competition for a grant in “Detecting and monitoring maritime traffic and oil pollution”. The candidates should be university students – or former students – in signal processing, electrical engineering, physics, remote sensing, and so on. The programme concerned is the Vespo action (Vessels surveillance and port security) and… good luck and please become a grantholder at the JRC… And there are other selections for SNEs (Seconded National Experts)…

07.06.09 – Programmer Analyst. Here’s the latest job offers for the European institutions. The Eurofound, based in Dublin (Ireland), is seeking to recruit a Programmer Analyst and a Research Manager till tomorrow, Sunday June 7. First and second notice of open competition may be found here and first and second application form here and you have to be registered to apply.

04.06.09 Jobs an an Help Desk Assistant at the EASA and as a Principal Adviser? There are also some selections at the EEA and two other ones at the Cedefop and the deadline for all job offers is tomorrow, Friday June 5. Maybe more information later?

02.06.09 Another language for the EU… The Council of the European Union and the EU Commission organise two competitions for Heads of unit in the field of translation from or to Irish. You may apply to work in Brussels till tomorrow, June 3, and here there is the notification of open competition.

If you have some competence in the fields of railway transport, safety or project officing, then you should know the ERA (European Railway Agency), based in Valencienne and Lille, France, invites to apply for a reserve list for Project officers in the field of railway safety. Application forms must be sent by e-mail and these are the vacancy notice and the grid for the post. Below, instead, other competitions concerning EU institutions or other posts.

01.06.09 – Europe. Languages for the EU till tomorrow, June 2. The Directorate-General for Interpretation is seeking interpreters for the Spanish language (here what you should do and the application form), Czech language (again what you should do and the application form), Latvian language (here the procedures and the application form), Polish language (here the “path” for the so called grade AD5 and the application form). Moreover, if you have more competence, there is also the other “path” and the application form for the grade AD7…

The EU has also open competitions for administrators in the field of data protection (grade AD6). Here there are a corrigendum, the general rules and the page of the Official Journal of the EU (which is a page about laws and acts). The selection also concerns grade AD9 and assistants in the same field. In this cases you should know that the page of the Official Journal and the general rules are the same as those above. And please be careful: for all these three selections you should apply till tomorrow, June 2, at 12 at noon (Brussels time).

29.05.09 – Brussels. Closing date May 29 for an Executive Director in Brussels (Belgium). He or she will work at the FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking), a public-private partnership between the EU and a grouping in the field of the hydrogen joint technology. Moreover, you should be graduate and have at least 15 years of professional experience, five of which in the field. You may send your documents per e-mail or post.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) calls for application for a post of Scientific analyst on best practice. The contract is valid for five years and is renewable. You should be a graduate in particular fields and have a three-year work experience. The work place will be Lisbon in Portugal and the application may be sent by fax (+351 218 13 70 13), delivery and e-mail till May 29 at 5pm – Lisbon time. Please see the vacancy notice for much more particulars.

If you would like to work as a secretary or live in a beautiful city like Vienna, Austria, a job as a Senior Personal Assistant to the Director of FRA (Agency for Fundamental Rights) could be your right choice. You are rquired nine years of professional experience, six of which in similar positions. This criterium may vary if you are not a graduate and you can read the vacancy notice for much more information and, then, fill in the grid or maybe read the instructions. Last, but not least, this is the way to apply online and you may get other information through this page.

25.05.09 – Parma. From May 25 to May 28. New selections for you here and this time in Italy. The EFSA – European Food Safety Authority – has set up a procedure for a reserve list for a Senior Assistant. The chosen candidate could work in Parma in the Scientific Cooperation and Assistance and Risk Assessment Directorates. Here more details and the form and you have to apply online through this page.

Another “call” from the same authority for the same deadline concerns a reserve list for a Senior Scientific Officer for the Feed Additives Unit (here details and the form and the page is the one above). Last, but not least, a Scientific Officer for the Feed Additives Unit is required there with vacancy details and the application form here.

If you are an academic, then maybe you would like to know the EUI – European University Institute – would like to appoint a Research Assistant in Florence with a Ph. D. in Economic History for its Department “History and Civilization”. You would work full time for six months from 15 September of this year and you would be directed by prof. Giovanni Federico about the so-called “ERC project, Market integration and the welfare of Europeans”. You will search for internet sources on commodity prices from 1400 to 1940 and are required to be fluent in English. Your application with curriculum vitae has to be mailed to the Academic Service for the attention of Dr. A. Frijdal. Here the advertisement.

24.05.09 – Brussels and Cologne. A lot of selection procedures for tomorrow, May 25. The EESC (European Economic and Social Committee) published four vacancy notices for Seconded National Experts – workers of Public Administration – for its Directorate General Affairs, the DCWB (Directorate Consultative Work “B”), the Unit Online Information and the Department Communication. The EESC is based in Brussels (Belgium), while another EU institution offering a job – the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) – is based in Cologne, Germany.

It invites to apply for the post of SAFA Standardisation Auditor where SAFA stands for a programme by the European Commission. Well, after having proposed the job offers at some EU institutions, here a long list of other selections that may be of interest for you.

19.05.09 – The Hague. Tomorrow, Wednesday May 20, is the last day to apply for three selections for an ICT Project Officers, an ICT Expert and a Senior Project Manager by the Eurojust, the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit based in The Hague (the Netherlands).

Instead, researchers and policy-makers may participate to the CPR Award (Cultural Policy Research Award) by the ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers). Please hurry up until Saturday May 23

17.05.09 Parma and Warsaw this time. The EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority based in Parma (Italy), would like to estabilish a reserve list for Senior Scientific Officers with full vacancy details here and the vacancy form here. The Frontex, the European agency for the external EU borders, has published a vacancy notice for a Relex Officer who will work in Poland. The deadline is tomorrow, Monday May 18, and more opportunity of working for you below…

15.05.09 – Lisbon. Other job offers in Europe for you. The EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) calls for applications for the recruitment of a Project Officer for Vessel Traffic Monitoring who will work in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. He or she will have a four-year-course university degree (or a three-year-course university degree with at least three years of appropriate professional experience), knowledge of English, another language of the EU and of the maritime traffic monitoring sector as well as of the EU institutions. A relevant experience of at least three years is also required and here there is the call for applications. Moreover, it is also important that the application form should be sent by registered mail by Friday, May 15.

If your experience concerns economics, mathematics or statistics, then fifteen administrator posts within Eurostat could be an occasion for you to apply. The place of work will be Luxembourg and candidates have to have obtained a four-year course university diploma in the fields above (or a three-year-course university degree with at least one year of appropriate professional experience), good knowledge of English and French and at least nine years’ of work after the award of the university degree and five years of them in the sector or in other fields (national accounts/main aggregates, national accounts methodology, institutional sectors’ accounts or supply, use and input/output tables as well as balance payments, financial accounts and balance sheets).

If your education and work experience corresponds to the requirements, then you may apply through a website and you need to have an EPSO account (European Personnel Selection Office) that you may create through this website. The deadline is the same as above, but at midday, and that is also valid for the offer – except for the hour – of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). This EU institution needs a Budget Liaison Officer for its unique office in Cologne (Germany). The candidate should have obtained a three-year university degree in public/general/business administration with a focus on finance and/or accounting or even professional training – with work experience -with a focus on the same sectors. Knowledge of English and of another language, ability to analyse budgetary and/or financial information and familiarity with EU administrative procedures and terminology are also required. Application forms could be sent by registered mail and here there is the vacancy notice for the offer about a temporary agent and other previous invitations.

Interested to work in the railway field? The ERA (European Railway Agency) invites to apply for a post of Quality Officer in Valenciennes in France. You have to apply until tomorrow May 14 only by sending your application form to this mailbox. Here there is the vacancy notice and some of the elegibility criteria are a university diploma for a three-year course, knowledge of English and another European language and at least six years of professional experience after having obtained the university degree.

As for work criteria these ones are an experience in the field, risk management key principles and tools and in the implementation of quality management systems such as ISO 9001:2000, TQM and EFQM. Other essential selection criteria are a good knowledge of business planning and reporting principles and tools, computer literacy and familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, internet, etcetera.

If you have much more work experience, then another invitation by the ERA could be addressed to you for a post of Head of Sector in the Safety Unit. You have to have at least twelve years of professional experience after the award of a university degree in engineering, science, law or similar, and five of them in positions relevant for the post. You have to have managed teams or projects, have experience in implementation and/or auditing of management systems and in international working groups or projects. A very good knowledge of English, computer literacy and familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and internet are required and the conditions to apply are the same as the previous posts I referred to. Last, but not least, this is the vacancy notice for this post.

If you are responsible of an organization, then you may take into consideration that your organization may apply for the 2009 grant competition “Climate Adaptation” of the World Bank’s Development Marketplace. The deadline is May 18 for this competition and here there are other posts in the next lines I wrote about recently…

This time only a few particulars about a post in Cologne, Germany, at the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The institution of the European Union invites to apply for a job as Head of Standardisation Department and the deadline is today, May 11. I hope to write more about this post in the next hours and here there are other offers in the next lines…

Looking for a job in Europe? I already wrote of some job offers by EU institutions and here there are other ones by other institutions… Here’s what I wrote first and then other job opportunities with May 4 and 5 as a deadline.

Let’s start from the EFSA, based in Parma, Italy, that is searching a Senior scientific officer. You have, however, to hurry up if you would like to be a candidate because you may apply till tomorrow, Thursday April 30. Other offers with the same deadline are at the Danish EEA – project officer and project manager – or at the Greek ENISA – a junior expert and a junior expert in awareness raising.

HR and finance. The EMSA in Lisbon – Portugal – is searching a Senior Human Resources officer, a Financial/budget officer for operational activities, a Project Officer and a Senior Project Officer both for LRIT, a data centre.

Health. If you are doctors or you are specialised in health issues, biology and so on, a job at the Swedish ECDC could be a possibility. These are the following workers required, from some experts in Microbiology, Outbreak Response and Environmental and Social Determinants of Communicable Diseases. Senior experts are required for Burden of Disease and Future Infections, Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programmes, in Influenza, in Food and Waterborne Diseases, for EPIET Scientific Coordination and in Communicable Diseases.

Last, but not least, there are other five offers – a Human Resources Policy and Support Officer, a Legal Assistant, an entomologist, an Head of Section Crisis Management and Business Continuity and a Scientific Officer in Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Aviation. From April to May. From Tuesday 30 to Saturday 2. EASA’s website – an European agency based in Cologne, Germany, – is full of job offers with one referring to a Maintenance Training Section Manager.

Deadline May 4 and 6

The ECHA – European Chemicals Agency – is searching a Legal Officer for Procurement. Here there are the vacancy notice, the application guide, the application registration form and the application form both in pdf and word format. The closing time for this call will be May 4, Helsinki time in Finnland, where the office is based.

From Finland to the UK. The EMEA recruits four kinds of workers: an assistant for its Communications and Networking Unit, a scientific administrator at the Unit for the Post-Authorisation Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use, an administrator at the Unit for the Post-Authorisation Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use and an assistant at the Unit for the Post- Authorisation Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use. The place of work will be London at Canary Wharf and the closing date for applying is Wednesday, May 6.

Pizzas. If you can cook pizzas and you are in London, then there are some restaurants that you can address to for a job. Like the Echo Restaurants that cook sourdough pizzas in Clapham or Chiswick or Franco Manca whose speciality is the organic Neapolitan sourdough pizza in Brixton. An obvious choice could be Pizza Hut with its ninety restaurants in London (Queensway and more). Now it is searching for a Restaurant Team Member and Team Leader and a Delivery Team Member and Team Leader.

Two years experience for every role (salad bar, sandwiches, desserts and puddings, grill bar, pasta bar, pizza bar) are required for an Head Chef of the Staff Dining in London. The salary will be 30.000 pounds and you may apply here. If you wish an higher salary, then 35.000 pounds could be a possibility for an aspirant Executive Chef in London who has cooking background. This is the website where you may apply and… a pizza and pasta restaurant is looking for a chef who is specialised in Italian food and accepts a flexible work time. I am not responsible of the website I am leading you to, but if you are interested, please be careful…

An alternative choice could be the Covent Garden Restaurants in Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden which require chefs of all levels for The International, Fire and Stone Restaurant. All applicants must have determined requirements and may apply here. These pages may also be of interest for you if you are a cocktail or dispense bartender, waiter or waitress, and so on. And for pizza chefs who can work in North Yorkshire, this could be the right page for you or this one.

Much more offers in the next days for many of you who can cook pizzas?

Hospitality and Catering jobs

The Clash and Brixton. The Clash who wrote about Brixton played and sung also “Rock The Casbah”

– Which is your best song? – A poll of mine.

– Your favourite travel destination (please vote).

Opera, an European browser, and Mozilla, Linux and Apple

Vanilla icecream, Vanilla Toffee Crunch and Chunky Monkey

Vanilla Bean, Strawberries & Cream, Double Chocolate, Mango & Passion Fruit Madness, Lemon Meringue, Cappuccino and Sticky Toffee Fudge

Mango & Banana Smoothie, Banana & Strawberry Smoothie, Frozen Yogurt, Cappuccino and Chocolate Icecream.

Spreadthesign, the sign language dictionary. European Commission – Education & Training

Wednesday April 29, 2009

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Michael Jackson, Tokio Hotel and more


Music, pop and MJ

Tokio Hotel and Beyoncé

Roger Hodgson – Breakfast in America.

09.06.10 – Norway. Oslo, Norway, for Roger Hodgson and his band on two days – Friday, June 11 – at the Norwegian Wood.

28.12.09 Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson on tour from April of the next year, as I have got to know from Indelibrella’s Indelibly Blogged.He will be in Australia – at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm at the Byron Bay Bluesfest on April 4, in Melbourne at the Palais Theatre on April 6, at the Enmore Theatre in Sidney on April 9 and at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle on April 11.  Will you vote him or them below? Please see also below to read more about Hodgson and there are also tags and categories.

05.11.09 TV listings for the UK. Today, Thursday November 5, Nothing But Hits on MTV Hits after 5 pm… At the same time The Official Top 10 Rock Chart on MTV Two and Never Mind the Classics on VH1 Classic (also at midnight). From 6 pm The Official UK Rock Top 10 on VH1 and from 7 pm the Official UK Top 40 on MTV Hits. There are also the Seventies at Seven and the Eighties at Eight followed at 9 pm by The Nineties at Nine and from this time the VH1’s Biggest Artists of All Time Top 20 on the well-known channel. But at this time there is also The Official UK Top 40 on MTV Hits.

Michael Jackson. From 10 pm The Official UK Top 20 on VH1, Michael Jackson: Human Nature on Mtv and Eighties Male Solo Artists: The 10 Biggest on VH1 Classic. But the most important music event in the night is on MTV from 10.30 pm. The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) start at 10.30 pm, on MTV Hits at 11 pm and half an hour later on MTV Dance as well as at midnight on MTV Two.

Kings of Leon and more. There are also MTV Live on MTV Two with The Killers at 10.30 pm and half an hour later The Kings of Leon live at Roskilde or on VH1 Classic Home of the Eighties.

EMA, Tokio Hotel and… Best Rock: U2, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park and Foo Fighters. Best Group: Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Tokio Hotel and Jonas Brothers. And Robbie Williams will be one of the protagonists as well as Joss Stone presenter…

16.09.09 – Massive Attack. Will you be at the first date of the new Massive Attack’s tour? In London on Friday, September 17.

13.09.09 U2 will be on Thursday, 16 September, and on Friday, 17 September, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto with the Snow Patrol. And in the States… Please return to this text on Monday, September 20. I hope I will have updated this text.

Beyoncé – 13.09.09 Beyoncé will sing on Thursday, September 16, in Melbourne, Australia, at the Rod Laver Arena. And from Saturday, September 18… Please see this page again on that day and I hope you will see the text updated.

26.08.09 Madonna will be on Wednesday, August 26, at the Parc Izvor in Bucharest, Romania.

24.08.09 Madonna will sing on Monday August 24 at the USCE Park in Belgrade, Serbia.

22.08.09 The U2 will play and sing on Saturday 22 August at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff – Wales, Great Britain, UK – with Glasvegas and The Hours… Madonna will sing on the same night at the Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary.

18.08.09 – Simply Red and the U2. Mick Hucknall and Simply Red will be at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, on Friday 21 August. At 6.30 pm – probably – and for 65,70 euros. U2 will be on Thursday 20 August at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield with the Elbow and The Hours. Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton will be on stage at 8.15 pm. Before them The Hours at 6 pm and the Elbow at 6.45 pm. Madonna had to sing on Thursday August 20 at the Hippodrome of Ljubljana, the capital of SloveniaHer concert has been cancelled

15.08.09 – U2 and Madonna. U2 will sing and play on Tuesday 18 August at Hampden Park in Glasgow – Scotland, Great Britain, UK – with an opening by the Glasvegas and The Hours. Madonna will be at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany.

12.08.09Simply Red, Madonna and the U2. Simply Red will be at the Newbury Racecourse in Newbury, UK, on Saturday 15 August. The U2 will play on Friday 14 August and on Saturday 15 August at the Wembley Stadium in London. There also will be the Elbow and The Hours on Friday and the Glasvegas and The Hours on Saturday.

Madonna will be on Saturday August 15 at Bemowo Airport in Warsaw and that is the problem… Will I write next about the protests?

10.08.09 Simply Red will play at the Parc des Expositions in Colmar, France, on Thursday 13 August… Will you be there? And will some of you go to Madonna’s concert on the same evening, but at the Chadov Natural Amphtheatre  in Prague? That is all for Czech Republic, but for all of you who live in Newbury, UK, or Poland… Please be patient and return again in the next days…

09.08.09 – Simply Red and Roger Hodgson. Simply Red will be at the Festival Rock Oz’Arènes in Avenches, Switzerland, on Wednesday 12 August at the Grande Scène. From 11 o’clock pm… Before them there will be Philipp Fankhauser from 7 o’ clock pm and Roger Hodgson – I do not know who they are – from 9 o’ clock pm. At the Scène Casino the singers or players are Eyoka from 8 o’clock pm, Carrousel from 10 o’clock pm and Theos Fried Chickenstore from 00.30 am.

Marylane will be at the 20 Minutes Live from 6.30 pm, Grandfey from 8.30 pm and Treekillaz from 10.30 pm. Obviously I do not know most of these musicians, singers and groups…

“Celebration” and “Revolver”. What do you think of the new singles by Madonna, “Celebration” and “Revolver”? Only a greatest hits apart them…

08.08.09 – Madonna. Obviously, there are Madonna‘s fans between you, Danes…. The pop singer will be on Tuesday, August 11, at the Parken of Copenhagen, in Denmark.

– Low cost tickets?!

U2’s book. Have you read “U2 by U2”, the interview of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. with Daily Telegraph rock critic Neil McCormick? It was published by Harper Collins  from New York.

Do they “spearheaded political campaigns”? Do they have a “21st-Century resurgence”? Does the band show insight in the book?

– The Irish band “The Script”, the opening act for U2

– Do you prefer Kelly Clarkson or U2?

– U2 at The Brits of this year

– U2 Way?

– U2 and Live Nation

Simply Red

Simply Red will be on tour in four continents – Asia, Oceania, America and Europe – with dates in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Moscow.

United Kingdom

Europe. Simply Red will be on tour in the UK in Scotland, Wales and Britain. In Scotland they will be in Glasgow (Braehead Arena, 24 March, and the Clyde Auditorium, 6 April). In Wales the only city will be Cardiff (Cardiff International Arena, 26 March).

In Britain they will also be in Sheffield (Sheffield Arena, 27 March), Birmingham (LG Arena, 28 March), and along the south coast in Bournemouth (Bournemouth International Centre, 30 March) and Brighton (Brighton Centre, 31 March), but also in the capital, London (the O2 Arena on April, 2 and 3), and in Manchester (M.E.N. Arena, 5 April). Other concerts will be held in Newcastle (Metro Radio Arena, 7 April), and Nottingham (Trent FM Arena, 9 April).

Another “group” of concerts will start on July 22 at the Sandown Park in Esher, UK. Liverpool will be covered three days later at the Liverpool Echo Arena for “Summer Pops”. Then the Newmarket Racecourse follows at Newmarket on July 31 and next month will start on the first day of August in London at the Kenwood House. One day later the Isle of Wight will follow at the Osborne House and August 15 will be another chance for their fans in Newbury for the same Course.

Belfast. They will also be in Northern Ireland in Belfast at the Odyssey Arena on August 22. What about Ireland? Dublin, The O2, on August 21…

Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand. Another continent that Mick Hucknall and the other musicians will visit will be the Oceania. In Australia they will be in Perth (Kings Park & Botanic Garden, 4 and 5 February), Barossa Valley (Peter Lehmann’s Winery, 7 February), Yarra Valley (Rocheford Winery, 8 February), Melbourne (Palais Theater, 10 and 11 February), Canberra (Royal Theatre, 17 February) and Sydney (Sydney Opera House, 18 and 19 February), but also Hunter Valley (Bimbadgen Estate, 21 February) and Brisbane (Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton). The tour in this continent will go on in New Zealand in Taranaki (Bowl of Brooklands, 13 February), Napier (Church Road Vineyard, 14 February) and Auckland (Villa Maria Estate, 15 February).

Other dates – Europe, Italy and other countries

The date in Thailand will be at the Impact Arena of Bangkok on the 1st of February. They will also be in Northern Italy in Milan (Teatro degli Arcimboldi, 16 and 17 May), in Conegliano Veneto (Palasport, 19 May) and in Sarzana (Stadio Miro Luperi, Tuesday 11 August). The other dates will be in Chile (Vina del Mar Festival and Casino on 26 and 28 February at Vina del Mar, not very far from Valparaiso and Santiago), Belgium (at the Sportspaleis in Antwerp on April 18), Poland, Luxembourg (Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette on April 19), France and other countries. In the Netherlands Mick Hucknall and the other musicians will be in Amsterdam at the Heineken Music Hall on April 22 and in Denmark at the Forum of Horsens two days later. Then they will go more northern to Sweden for a concert at the Annex of Stockholm and to Finland at the Hartwall of Helsinki respectively on April 26 and 28. The last date of April will be in very East Europe at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow on April 30.

Amy Macdonald

She will play on 11th August 2009 in Colmar, France, at the Festival La Foire aux Vins de Colmar…

20.07.09 Amy Macdonald will sing in Switzerland at Nyon on July 23 at the “Paleo Festival”, then in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm, on July 31 at the “Grona Lund”. There will be another date in Sweden at Ostersund on August the 1st for the Ostersund Storsjoran.

Eric Bogle, John Munro and Scotland. Eric Bogle and John Munro at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, 1st September. Frankly I do not know who he is, but surely you are more expert on music than me. For the “Fruitmarket Folk” during “The Waltzing Matilda No More Tour” at 8pm. How much does the concert cost? Fifteen pounds…

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Tuesday January 6, 2009

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Michael Jackson, Akon, Hold My Hand and music

Save BBC Asian Network & BBC 6music

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Music, Akon and Michael Jackson

My profiles in a website with videos,

in another one and in a third one

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ I Should Have Known It.

Good Enough.

First Flash Of Freedom.

Mary Jane’s Last Dance.

Nightwatchman. Frankly, I do not like a lot all these tracks. Not bad. And you?

Wynton Marsalis. Photos in a Wynton Marsalis’ page about JLCO Portrait in Seven Shades in the United States.

Blog. Why signing in to my blog? To read someting else about MJ, the United Kingdom, music, tourist destinations and Italy. Please see the right side of this page.

And why following my tweets, becoming a friend of mine on Facebook and so on? Simply to chat with me or interact. My profiles in PlurkI Like and Bebo. And do you listen to BBC Asian Network (videos) or 6 Music (videos)?

No sound for Asian Britain? Save the BBC Asian Network! From a blog and a deejay:

Trust has received 1000 complaints to keep Asian Network open. This is ridiculous. The station is key to the Asian music scene.  Seems apathy has reared it’s ugly head in regards to Save BBC Asian Network. Come on everyone, we can do better than 1000 complaints. EMAIL NOW to Save BBC Asian Network. Just be honest. Keep it simple or state your reasons for not closing it down.

Music. A playlist of mine.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Sunday Morning by CBS News and Anthony Mason.

Jacko and Akon. Hold My Hand, a duet of Michael Jackson with Akon, and a video album of mine about the “king of pop”.

28.10.09 – WOMEX and Copenhagen. WOMEX opening concert – the Great Nordic Night – on Wednesday, 28 October, at 8 pm at the Studio1 of the Copenhagen Concert Center (Koncerthuset). With Harald Haugaard, Roger Tallroth, Ragnhild Furebotten and Tapani Varis. And who are Annbjorg Lien, Eivor and Frifot?

Furthermore, the concert will be held in association with the Danish Folk Council. What is it? It sounds interesting… And what are Sami yoik, Danish sonderhoning and Swedish kulning?! Do you know musicians whose names are Ragnhild Furebotten, Olli Kari, Esko Järvelä, Jonas Simonson, Hanna Wiskari, Roger Tallroth, Krister Jonsson and Rasmus Zeeberg? They should be the Great Nordic Band…

And other musicians like Helene Blum, Hallgrim Hansegard, Johan Hedin, Johanna Juhola, Hardanger, Rasmus Lyberth, Wimme Saari, Peter Uhrbrand, Lena Willemark, Per Gudmundson, Ale Möller, Sune Rahbek and Anders Löfberg?

23.09.09 What do you think of Nightsong by Sidsel Endresen and Bugge Wesseltoft?

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Music, London, Georgina, Kurt Elling and WDR


Lake Simcoe, Georgina – Ontario, Canada – and tourism.

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Gautier Capuçon and Valery Gergiev – Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, and Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante. Or a video album of mine about operas, orchestras and symphonies.

Sibeliu, Prokofiev and the WDR Symphonieorkester. Vilde Frang, Thomas Søndergård and the WDR Symphonieorkester Köln – Sibelius, Violin Concerto and three Humoresques, and Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1.

A playlist of mine with love and a roulette.

Another playlist of mine with the shore, remembering, coal and diamonds.

14.01.10 Fiona Talkington is presenting the programme Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 till 1 am of Friday, January 15. On Monday, January 18, instead, Jez Nelson will present a session by saxophonist Mark Lockheart and his ‘In Deep’ quintet. Tags or categories are available in this blog about Jez Nelson, Twitter or something else and… please vote too.

04.12.09 Jazz on 3 by BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a concert by the Helge Lien trio on Monday, December 7, at 11.15pm. The musicians played at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club for the London Jazz Festival.

– London’s Oxford Circus, You Tube and The Guardian

– Twitter, the presenter Jezz Nelson and the programme Jazz on 3. You may vote this trio below.

Soho, Cheltenham and tourism. Visit London and Soho. Cheltenham Music and Jazz Festivals and tourism. Would you choose Soho, London or Cheltenham below for a survey of mine?

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13.11.09 – Sonny Rollins. Will you be at the London Jazz Festival? And will you be at the opening night at the Barbican on Friday 13 November? There should be the well-known Sonny Rollins and also Kurt Elling, Natalie Merchant and Sheila Jordan, which I do not know and which you may vote for my blog below. You could add some interpretations of them to the list…

– Sheila Jordan and Steve Kuhn

John Scofield. Also today, Friday 13 November, John Scofield at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and, at 7.45 and 9.30pm, Astillero – who are they? – at the Purcell Room. They should be a Buenos Aires’ new tango group.

– John Scofield director, Rock Follies, Russel T. Davies, Howard Schuman and soft-porn musical.

Last, but not least, a question. I read a text about this festival and I wondered what “tickets are flying out the door” means. I looked up this expression in my dictionary, but no answer.

Elling – November 14. Kurt Elling will be this evening, Saturday November 14, at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, at 10.30pm with Dedicated To You. The Music of Coltrane and Hartman. I know who John Coltrane is, but Hartman?!

Puente. Dear Londoners or citizens who live near London, would you like to win two pairs of free tickets for a concert by the jazzist Omar Puente? He will play on Tuesday 17 November at Jazz Cafe in Camden and you should answer this question:

What is the name of Omar Puente’s debut solo album,

being launched at Jazz Cafe during the Jazz Festival?

This is the e-mail to send your answer and full contact details to – and only by 10 am on Monday 9 November.

10.09.09 – Bill Frisell. I do not know a lot about Bill Frisell, but has he known Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston for many years, are they good friends and do they trust each other? They will be on September 10th at the Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut… And on Saturday, September 12, the Bill Frisell’s Disfarmer Project with Greg Leisz, Eyvind Kang and Viktor Kraus will be in Urbana. At the University of Illinois at the Krannert Center for the W2W Guitar Festival.

08.08.09 Bill Frisell Trio, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen will be on Saturday August 8 at the Hoxeyville Music Festival in Hoxeyville, Milwaukee. At 5.30 pm…

02.08.09 – Frisell, jazz and… Will you be in Atlanta on August 2 at 6:30 pm at the concert of Bill Frisell? He will play at the “National Black Arts Festival” with films that should be curated by the so-called Pan African Film Festival… There should also be a discussion with Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer Russell Gunn.

Texas and… I would also ask you what do you think of the music couple Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz… How were their concerts? They should have taken place at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas; at the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, Ohio; at The 5 Spot in Atlanta, GA; at the Square Room Knoxville, Tennessee; at the Grey Eagle Music Hall in Asheville and at the Student Union Great Hall of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, both in North Carolina…

12.06.09 Do you know the vocal ensemble “Stile antico”? They will be on tour in the USA from Friday June, 12. This time their first concert in America will be in Boston at the Emmanuel Church (15 Newbury St) for the Boston Early Music Festival. Tickets will cost from 22 to  56 dollars, if you would like to go, and… will I write about other concerts of this group?

14.06.09 Oh, yes… On Sunday, June 14, they will be at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme for the Connecticut Early Music Festival at 6 pm. The next programmed concert will then find place on June 26 at 8 pm…

The Observer. Surely they were reviewed by The Observer, one of the most known British Sunday papers, and I heard their interpretation of “Ego Flos Campi” by Clemens non Papa and I was quite impressed…  Their third album is Song of Songs, published by Harmonia mundi, and their other CDs are Heavenly Harmonies and Music for Compline. And…

Trovesi. It almost starts with Claudio Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” – the composition by the famous musician lived between the 16th and 17th centuries – with the “Toccata”,  and then goes on later with “Ah, fors’è lui che l’anima” and “È Piquillo, un bel gagliardo”, extracted from Verdi’s “La traviata”.

Music flower. “Profumo di Violetta” by the very famous Italian jazzist Gianluigi Trovesi focuses on the Italian opera and takes its name first of all from the important protagonist of “La traviata”, but also – without a capital letter – from the flower, the violet (in fact it may be very like to the meaning “Scent of violet”). The work also includes “Il cavallo scalpita” from Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana”, “Stizzoso, mio stizzoso” from Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona”, “Largo al factotum” from Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and an excerpt inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca”. Gianluigi Trovesi plays this album with a large North-Italian wind orchestra – about 60 musicians of the  “Filarmonica Mousiké” – that may be named a “banda” in his mother tongue and includes percussion players.

The Independent on “Profumo di Violetta” (the album from the point of view of the British nespaper)

The Orfeo by Monteverdi (I hope there is no mistake)

–  La Traviata (no mistake again)

– Gianluigi Trovesi  in a photo


Steve Oliver (“High Noon”)

Najee and Lomon Andrews (“Fallin’ in love with you”)

Cannonball Adderley (“Mercy Mercy Mercy”) – I hope the contents of the linked blog are correct…

Wynton Marsalis – “The Razor Rim” from his album “He and She”

12.07.09 – Wynton Marsalis. On Sunday July 12 Wynton Marsalis will play in Rotterdam at the “Northsea Jazz Festival” in the Amazon Hall at 6:45 and 8:45 pm. From 8:30 pm the Mc Coy Tiner Trio will play with Bill Frisell, Gary Bartz and John Scofield. Mariza will sing at 10:15 pm – a quarter before Steve Winwood and later than the John Zorn Cobra – with Chuco Valdéz and Tito Paris and John Patitucci will be with Roy Haynes and David Kikoski.

On the program there are also Jamie Cullum at 6 ‘o clock in the evening and Seal at 7:30 pm or the John Scofield Piety Street Band at 5:45 pm and Hiromi and Akiko Yano at 10 pm. Time also for Uri Caine at 7.15 pm and Bill Frisell at 9:30 pm.

Ramsey Lewis (“The In Crowd”)

Gene Dunlap (“It’s Just The Way I Feel”)

Monty Alexander – a video clip of “Banana Boat

Phil Mason’s New Orleans All-Stars

– Patricia Barber and Obama (both in French and in English)

David Friesen

Bud Shank, passed this April 2, 2009, and the obituaries for him in the New York Times (maybe three dogs named Andante, Allegro and Rubato, and the Los Angeles Jazz Institute) and the Guardian (camouflaged emotions, devoiusness of method, the underpinning of a “superb” technique on saxophone and flute, and honing a style).

John Scofield will play in Norway at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival on Thursday July 2.

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